Client, Promisec, today announced that its latest study conducted on thousands of endpoints points to the fact that antivirus management consoles from leading vendors are not accurately reporting when their software isn't working.
This study was conducted from June 08 - November 08 and marks the second survey done this year. It's most recent survey of more than 100,000 computers across a number of industries, more than one-fourth of all computers were found to have missing or disabled antivirus software. Furthermore, network administrators weren't being alerted to the problem by the vendors' management consoles.
Today, we’re launching a new initiative for client, Promisec.
It's two new videos that we helped produce for distribution on YouTube.
The first one asks important questions that you need to know the answers to, in order to secure your network from internal threats. The second is a quick demonstration of our three core products.
Important Questions to Ask - And " The Promisec Promise":
As you can see in the first video shown above, we’re issuing a call to action for what we call “the Promisec Promise.”
Our offer is simple and compelling: give us just 60 minutes of your time to demonstrate our agentless solutions and inspect your network.
If Promisec don’t find at least one potential threat on any endpoint in your organization, you can have Promisec Spectator for six months at absolutely no charge.
The second video quickly demonstrates Promisec Spectator, Promisec INNERSpace and our newest entry, Promisec Asset Manager. The videos feature Promisec's VP of Sales, Ari Tammam, who’s done a great job of taking the role of our public spokesperson.
If you're reading this blog and have a network that needs inspecting, give our client, Promisec a shot!
At first glance, you might think the Encyclopedia- as just that: an Encyclopedia. But it’s more. Much more.
It’s a very helpful tool that lists and dates dozens of potential
threats and ranks them on a five - part scale, ranging from “extremely
critical” to “not critical.” Promisec is making sure that the newest threats,
such as Timbuktu, TightVNC, and PC-Duo, are included and described with
information on manufacturer, systems affected, relevant links, and date
They've also added some really good and very timely monthly charts
showing how internal network risk trends have changed in the past year,
an internal security tips and tricks section, articles on recent
internal security incidents, an overview of internal threats, and a
wide array of other resources.
Journalists, analysts, bloggers, needing further information and for interviews, call email: bage at weinkrantz dot com.
Client, Promisec, announced today that Pepper Hamilton LLP, a leading law firm with more than 500 lawyers in 11 offices, has chosen Promisec Spectator™ to secure its 1,800-endpoint network.
Promisec’s clientless solution provides the firm with the ability to enforce and comply with its defined corporate policy for endpoints and servers. Management of third-party security applications is included to ensure their availability and correct operation reducing administrative tasks and boosting IT productivity.
Client, Promisec Inc. announced today its findings from security audits of more than 100,000 corporate endpoints.
These audits were conducted in the first six months of 2008 in enterprises of different sizes and revealed that not even one organization was completely clean from internal threats, and the minimum number of threats found was three.
Client, Promisec, announced today that Dale & Thomas Popcorn, the world's most famous brand in gourmet popcorn, has chosen Promisec Spectator™ to secure its 500 endpoint network.
Promisec’s clientless solution provides Dale & Thomas with 24/7 peace of mind that their internal network has not been compromised and that their patents, secret recipes and intellectual property are safe.
Promisec's patent-pending clientless technology enables Dale & Thomas to enforce policy compliance and ensure that no unauthorized object is allowed into their system that may risk the privacy of their classified information.
Read the press release on the Promisec Press Room here.
NetworkWorld Magazine has a security story featuring Dale & Thomas' use of Promisec here.
Client, Promisec, was recently featured in a story in Government Technology magazine.
The piece was based on a study conducted by our client in 2007, in which they audited 30 organizations with 500 to 15,000 users, finding endpoint vulnerabilities at every one of them.
In my speaking to Promisec customers, I've learned that USB devices alone are a huge vulnerabilities. One business had unauthorized USB devices in 55 percent of its machines, and another had 22 percent of its users on file-sharing networks. In February 2008, Promisec found 32 percent of computers scanned had unauthorized storage devices attached.
Other vulnerabilities include: Peer-to-Peer File Sharing, Antivirus Problems, Outdated Microsoft Service Packs, Missing Security Agents, Unauthorized Remote-Control Software, Media Files, Unnecessary Modems, Unauthorized or Unsecured Synchronization Software, and Wireless Connectivity.
This is an open post to anyone, anywhere on the planet who runs any type of computer network.
In other words, regardless if you are small or medium business, or one of the world's largest enterprises, you need client, Promisec's Spectator Professional™ -- the only clientless internal threat management solution.
What makes Promisec's product unique is that it's an on-demand tool that includes its own remote clientless remediation and uses both a black list and a white list to perform its inspection of endpoints and servers.
Promisec's technology will help you:
address internal threats quickly and efficiently, inspecting 1,000 machines in less than 6 minutes
minimize risks inside your network while at the same time enforce compliance
Promisec Spectator Professional gives you a rich database of potentially harmful objects (black list) to inspect for and the ability to create a baseline (white list) of everything that should be on each workstation in each department in the company.
This dual methodology offer comprehensive visibility to user's activity on network endpoints and servers without affecting the privacy rights.
It also gives a company complete control over the use of corporate equipment and allows the company to enforce compliance on even the most roguish users.
So log on to Promisec's web site and request a demo here.
Over the last three months, I've been working with client, Promisec, to help get their new security blog underway.
Promisec's sweet spot is in clientless solutions to enforce the security, compliance and integrity of endpoints and servers. The blog is intended to connect the network security industry and provide the latest news, observations, and developments within the security ecosystem.
The blog can be accessed at www.promisec.typepad.com and also contains a wide range of resources and links to other security bloggers and news sources.
Client, Promisec™ Inc., a technology leader in clientless solutions to enforce the security, compliance and integrity of endpoints and servers, today announced that EL AL Israel Airlines has chosen Promisec Spectator™ Professional to protect its mission critical networks.
EL AL Israel Airlines, the world leader in airline safety and security, and voted this month as the airline with the best security by “Global Traveler Magazine”, selected Promisec over alternative choices to defend its internal networks by enforcing corporate security policies across their LAN and WAN and providing centralized control and visibility of their endpoints and servers.
Debbie Weil Debbie Weil, aka the MonaLisaOfBlogging.com, is a corporate blogging and online communications consultant and the author of the forthcoming "The Corporate Blogging Book: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know to Get It Right" for Penguin Portfolio (2006).